Class 1 Truck Driver

Drivers play an essential role in ensuring the efficient transport of goods and materials over a variety of routes. When you engage in this daily adventure on urban, interurban, provincial or even international roads, you make a valuable contribution to society.

Class 1 licence

The Class 1 licence allows you to drive Class 2 and 3 vehicles, a two-axle road tractor with a net mass of 4,500 kg or more, pulling one or more trailers or semi-trailers. You can also drive a road tractor with three or more axles, pulling one or more trailers or semi-trailers. This class of license also authorizes you to drive a Class 3 truck, pulling a trailer or semi-trailer with a net mass of 4,500 kg or more.

Job Description

Your job also involves moving trailers between loading docks and transit yards. Your reliable dedication and inexhaustible energy make you an indispensable player in the smooth running of the economy.

Freight trucking professionals distinguish themselves by making a valuable contribution to society.

  • Plan a route and interpret a road map
  • Perform vehicle maintenance checks
  • Know and apply Quebec regulations
  • Have full control of the vehicle at all times, in all climatic and geographical situations
  • Serve customers efficiently
  • Monitor and protect cargo
  • Stow cargo
  • Handle or assist in the handling of goods
  • Keep various registers up to date

Job characteristics

Annual salary

Between 27 040 $ and 52 000 $

Future outlook

  • Driver-trainer

  • Dispatcher

  • Prevention and Training Manager

Job opportunities

  • 85.9% of graduates are employed

  • Considering the expected evolution of labor demand, prospects for integration into the job market are excellent.

  • Unemployment rate in this sector: 7.9


Ideal profile

  • Passion for the road/travel/adventure

  • Perseverance

  • Able to move weights from 5 to 25 kg

  • Able to sit for long periods

  • Good coordination skills

  • Ability to perform manual tasks

  • Self-sufficiency

  • Maturity

  • Organizational skills

  • Excellent customer service

  • Bilingualism (if intercity transport is desired)


  • Hold a Secondary School Diploma (DES) or have completed the 4th year of secondary school in French, English and mathematics, or have the functional prerequisites, i.e. pass the TDG (Test de développement général – General Development Test) or equivalent learning (TENS) recognized by the Ministry of Education (MEQ).
  • Have held a Class 5 driver’s license for at least 36 months (certain relaxations are possible with the PEACVL and the 24-month measure)
  • Have a driving record containing no more than 3 demerit points and free of suspension (due to a Criminal Code offence or loss of all demerit points) in the two years preceding the application.
  • Agree to abide by the policy on narcotics, drugs and alcohol

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